Ricky Rayment has been caught with his pants down in these shocking pictures

Just days after announcing his exit from TOWIE, Ricky Rayment has hit the headlines again – this time for bizarrely EXPOSING himself on the street.

The 25-year-old reality star was snapped with his manhood out during a trip to the high street in Loughton, Essex on Friday whilst smoking a cigarette outside a school uniform shop.

Ricky appeared to hold his shorts down and grab his bits in front of the paps after stopping for a smoke with a friend.

Marnie Simpson’s boyfriend was smiling and looked to be laughing at the prank but later claimed that he wasn’t responsible for the shocking incident.

‘Someone else pulled my shorts down,’ Ricky tells the Daily Star Online. ‘I feel slightly embarassed about it.’

Hmmm, we wonder what Geordie Shore star Marnie, 23, will think about the pictures? Neither Ricky nor his missus have mentioned the flesh-flashing moment on social media.

It comes after Ricky confirmed last week that he was leaving TOWIE with an emotional announcement on Twitter.

‘I can confirm I’ve decided to take a break from TOWIE, I would like to thank the shows producers, the whole crew & cast! Gonna miss you all,’ he Tweeted.

‘I also want to say thank you to all the TOWIE fans.. It’s been an EPIC journey that I’ve loved sharing with you guys! Will miss you all xx’

The Essex boy sparked speculation that he might be about to join Marnie on Geordie Shore with his news but these rumours were soon denied.

‘as much as I love GS there are no plans for it x,’ Ricky wrote on Twitter.

It’s thought that Ricky’s exit was influenced by the continued fallout from his split with co-star Jessica Wright last October as well as his budding romance with Marnie.

‘The storylines weren’t moving forward,’ an insider tells the Mirror. ‘Plus his new romance with Marnie is a bone of contention as there was no way bosses would bring a character in from Geordie Shore.

‘Ricky felt it was time to go. Neither he nor Jess really wanted to keep filming together.’

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